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“Thank you so much for supplying our students with so many needed items. Everything I have received from your store enriches lessons so well and adds meaning to the dynamic projects to enhance student learning. We appreciate your efforts. Thank you for making this wonderful impact on our youth!” ~ Palm River Elementary Teacher

Teaching Tools would not exist without the generosity of the Tampa Bay community. Through Teaching Tools, everyone has the opportunity to positively impact the life of a local student in need. In order for us to continue providing learning resources, we rely on the kindness of the community for both financial and in-kind support. We are proud that 90% of each dollar donated goes directly back into the program. To learn more about product or financial donations, or sponsorship please call Teaching Tools at (813) 574-0260.

The 12 most requested items by teachers for their students and classroom are:

  1. Copy Paper
  2. Composition Books
  3. Washable Markers
  4. Rulers
  5. #2 Pencils (24 or 48 ct)
  6. Colored Pencils (12 ct.)
  7. Filler Paper
  8. School Scissors
  9. Glue Sticks
  10. Crayons
  11. Spiral Notebooks
  12. Pens

Kids In Need Foundation

The Hillsborough Education Foundation is proud to partner with The Kids In Need Foundation. The Kids In Need Foundation which is a national 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995. The Foundation's mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers includes 25 facilities that allow teachers from low-income schools to obtain free school supplies for their students. In addition, Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for students. The Kids In Need Foundation had distributed more that $350 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 1.6 million students and 100,000 teachers annually and has awarded more than $1 million in grants to teachers. The Kids In Need Foundation has received Charity Navigator's highest four-star rating for three consecutive years, indicating that it executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America. For more information, visit Follow Kids in Need Foundation on Twitter,

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